PhD Economics 2017 University of Warwick Link to PhD thesis
MSc Economics 2011 London School of Economics
BSc Mathematics and Economics 2008 London School of Economics

Research Interests

  • Behavioural economics; economic psychology; judgement and decision making; experimental economics
  • Consumer psychology
  • Health and well-being


  • Ocean, N., Howley, P., & Ensor, J. (2019). Lettuce be happy: A longitudinal UK study on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and well-being. Social Science & Medicine.
  • Varley-Campbell J, M├║jica-Mota R, Coelho H, Ocean N, Barnish M, Packman D, et al. (2019). Three biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment 23;(13).

Current Working Papers

  • Ocean, N and Howley, P. Using Prospect Theory to Improve the Design of Agricultural Subsidy Schemes. Leeds University Business School Working Paper. Available at SSRN: or
  • Howley, P and Ocean, N. Doing More With Less: Leveraging Social Norms and Status Concerns in Encouraging Conservation Farm Practices. Available at SSRN:
  • Howley, P., Waqas, M., Ocean, N. Open minds, open borders: The importance of social identity and personality characteristics in moderating the relationship between immigration and native well-being.
  • Ocean, N. Do people implicitly adjust for extreme online review score bias when evaluating the quality of a good?

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